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AMD Systemboard Repair

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Well my 45.00 thrift store computer worked for a little while then I started having boot issues with it.  I figured I’d crack the case open and just check some things out and glad I did…. I found the dreaded puffy caps. (Board is a KA3MVP)

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Now upon seeing this I was thinking of the days where I use to see the Dell Optiplex GX270 blowing capacitors. Sometimes people don’t know that the caps are swollen and even if they are puffy the computer may work (well for a little while).

So I hopped on ebay and bought some new rubycon capacitors but it has been ages since I soldiered anything on a board.  So I cracked open my old kit and removed the old caps.. Key is to not leave the iron on the cap for a long period of time and use a soldier wick to clean it up some.

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Now for the final product, my new caps and the system is working flawlessly now.  No start up issues anymore and it starts up within a few seconds instead of 20+ seconds to post.

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